Express Newspapers sales plummet all round

Express Newspapers’ national titles have all taken big hits in circulation, according to the latest Audit Bureau of Circulations figures. The Sunday Express plummeted 17.2% year on year, and 4% month on month, while the daily edition fell 3.3% year on year.

The Daily Star and its Sunday sister title – both owned by Express Newspapers – also recorded disappointing figures. The Daily Star fell 7.1% year on year to 723,905, though managed to remain steady month on month. The Daily Star Sunday also fell 4.6% to 366,523 year on year.

In contrast, Associated Newspapers’ Evening Standard continued its fightback after suffering at the hands of the freesheets. It rose 8.3% year on year to 288,157. However, the group’s Daily Mail title recorded a small fall, while the Mail on Sunday fell 2.67% year on year and also fell 5.44% to 2.2 million month on month.

Guardian News & Media’s Observer returned strong growth both year on year and month on month, although The Guardian was weaker, falling 2.43% year on year and was also down 6% to 355,634 month on month.

News International’s The Sun stayed above the 3 million mark, while News of the World recorded a small 2.7% year on year fall to 3.3 million, but was steady month on month.

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